WWW 2013

Title: Watergrab: The Rush for Land with Water
Event type: Side Event
Date: 2012-08-28
Time: 17:45 - 18:45
Convenor: Wetlands International (WI)
Co-convenor: Simavi, RAIN Foundation and Both ENDS
Room: K21


Event Description
Launch of global study on Water Grabbing: the increasing and often unfair competition for clean, freshwater resources and the impacts on communities and ecosystems. Presentations will feature the global picture, local cases and practical and political solutions, such as 3R (Recharge, Retention and Re-use). 

Programme
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17:45 Introduction.
Dr. Chris Baker, Wetlands International, the Netherlands

17:55 The Right to Water and Human Rights Law.
Mr. Tobias Schmitz, Both ENDS, the Netherlands

18:05 Case Studies: Wetland Ecosystems and Services at Risk.
Wetlands International

18:15 Not Only a Conclusion, but a Way forward.
Simavi, The Netherlands

18:25 Open Discussion, Questions & Answers

Refreshments provided by the organiser



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